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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
. on libya, i thanked president zuma for south africa's support in securing united nations security resolution 1970 and 1973 and voice leadership in the african union on this vital issue. now, it is no secret that we have disagreed on some aspects of how to respond to violence in libya, but we are agreed on the immediate imperative that all sides must take every effort to avoid the loss of civilian life. we agree on the process needed that the only safe and peaceful solution lies through a political transition, led and owned by the libyan people and backed by the united nations. and we agree on the ultimate destination that gaddafi must step aside to allow the people of libya to decide their own future in a democratic and united libya. on zimbabwe, we discuss how much we welcome the efforts of south africa and the south african development community to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic zimbabwe. we support the efforts to agree a robust road map in zimbabwe based around a reform elections. and as the road map delivers real political change, so britain is ready to revisit
Jul 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
threat to obliterating libya possible military arsenal, command-and-control structure, and leadership apparatus. most recently, the a demonstration has sought to avoid its obligation under the war powers resolution been making the incredible assertion that u.s. military operations in libya did not constitute hostilities. even some prominent supporters of the war have refused to accept this claim. the administration pause a description of the operation in libya underscores the fallacy of this position. u.s. warplanes have reportedly struck libya air defenses some 60 times since nato assumed the lead role in the liberal campaign. predator drones reportedly have fired missiles on 30 occasions. most significantly, the broader range of air strikes being carried out by other nato forces depend "essential support functions provided by the united states. the war powers resolution requires the president to terminate the introduction of u.s. forces into hostilities in libya on may 20, 60 days after he notified congress of the commencement of the operation. the administration declined to offer a
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
is describing the situation and libya. russian officials have been sounding out -- russian officials say that gaddafi has been sounding out the possibility of exile. rebels have been pushing close to the capital. for many people in the east of the country, the gaddafi era already belongs to the past. the main rebel stronghold in the city of benghazi. our reporter was there to see how life changed under rebel control. >>>> it is unusual to hear the words human-rights and equality repeated with such fervor in a classroom in libya. until recently, the children here just for allegiance to gaddafi. there were no english lessons. this volunteer teacher would like to change that. officially, schools here are still closed. a private organization has started teaching the children again. >> english was concocted in the glia. -- was neglected in libya. gaddafi removed it from the curriculum. he burned all of the books in the school. >> here, in eastern libya, where gaddafi no longer wields power, people attached great importance to islam and tradition. since the resolution -- since the revolution,
Jul 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
negotiations on the debt and deficit. on the floor military operations in libya. starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern with a vote on moving the resolution forward at okay. the house is -- 5:00. the house is out for the july 4th holiday. lawmakers return to legislative business on 2:00 eastern on wednesday. the main work this week will be on defense spending for fiscal 2012. also expected, the flood insurance program. you can see the house live on c-span and the senate on c-span2. >> it used to be we didn't release transcripts of arguments. now we release them within a half you are who. used to be audio recordings of the court's arguments were released at end of the term. now they're released at the end of every week. we are moving in a particular direction. cameras present all sorts of challenges that these other areas don't. >> right now on j span's youtube channel, watch chief justice john roberts latest comments on cameras in the courtroom. american history tv and "booktv" vignettes from our local content vehicles online at >> when the senate gavels in today at 2:00 p.m. easter
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
earlier. nato has been threatened with a catastrophe if it does not stop bombing libya. gaddafi spoke in an audio message b broadcast on state television to thousands of supporters in the mean green square in tripoli. he warned the european government they could face attacks and urged nato to negotiate with people. rebels have beenaking advances against his troops in recent weeks. moroccans arere voting in a referendum on constitutional reform.. the proposals were drawn up by the king following a wave of protests. the main political parties as well as the civic and religious leaders have backed the reform. the youth movements as they don't t go f enough. >> the monarch's cast his vote at the special polling booth in the capital. the matter the outcome, he will reta much of his power as head of the army, religious institutions, and the justice ministry. many moroccans view the referendum as a victory in and of itself. a long way to concession from the king. voting is not only our duty but in the best interest of our nation. the changes are a necessity. they are real. we can feel them.
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
council as the new government of libya. the u.s., france, and more than 30 other countries have recognized the council. our world affairs editor has this assessment. >> the libyan embassy in central london. a hugely valuable piece of real estate. the siege as usual by a small, ever present group of demonstrators. they were overjoyed by britain's decision to recognize them. this is tripoli where the heart of the city was the green square is decorated with a gigantic portrait of colonel gaddafi himself. he has never been a man to shrink from self publicity. britain, which was keenest about bombing libya has decided to cut the last remaining diplomatic links. >> we no longer recognize them as the representatives of the libyan government and we are inviting the national transitional council to appoint a new diplomat to take over the embassy in london. >> britain has joined 29 other countries in recognizing the national transitional council. france did so at the start. germany, turkey, and the u.s. took longer but not as long as britain. russia says recognizing the ntc is taking sides in a civi
Jul 7, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. the unprovoked attack on libya was not authorized by this congress and it's accordingly unconstitutional and illegal. indeed, two weeks ago, the house considered a resolution authorizing a war with libya, and it rejected that measure by nearly a 3-1 margin. it then considered a second measure to authorize acts of war against libya just short of actual combat, including refueling tankers on their way to targets, the identification and selection of targets, operational support, operational planning. it rejected that measure as well. the precedent being established right now by the president's deliberate defiance of the constitution and the clear will of the congress has profound implications for our nation's future. if this act is allowed to stand unchallenged, it means that the checks and balances painstakingly built into the constitution on the supreme question of war and peace have been rendered meaningless. weeks ago, the house voted to deny authorization for the use of funds for the war on libya effective october 1. this amendment simply follows through on that decision in the actual
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
thomas. the results of the latest stress tests on european banks. the rebels in libya are recognized as the country's legitimate government. rupert murdoch's top executive resigned after resigned -- after hacking allegations and the investigation deepens. the european union and the european central bank officials have welcomed the release of a new round of stressed chess as a step to repair the crisis- -- tests as a step to repair the crisis-battled banks. those banks failed to meet the european banking authority's new capital requirements. >> in the end, the number of failures was smaller than expected. the european banking authority gave most of the bank good marks. the tests tested where banks had enough capital to deal with all kinds of economic developments. eight banks failed the test. one german bank would have been on the list, but the bank pulled out in a dispute over the methodology. the test stimulates a deep economic recession in the european union. the banks had to have enough capital reserves to cover bad loans. share prices tumbled and unemployment tumbles. the instit
Jul 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
and withhold my consent. we got past the nominations bill, and then senator harry reid brought up the libya resolution. i objected because as important an issue as that is, it simply does not address the fact we are bankrupting this nation. the u.s. senate has not passed a budget in two years. i have been in business 34 years. i have had to produce budgets on time. i have had people produce budgets for me on time. it is unthinkable in business to miss one of those deadlines. we are talking about the u.s. government. we are talking about the united states of america. this united states senate cannot even pass a budget on time while america is going bankrupt. this week because of senate recessions leadership are not going out on recess, we can back, but to do what -- we came back, but to do what? my colleagues got on the phone with me on the weekend to rally republican colleagues. the republican colleagues in the senate were united in the fact we have to turn our attention to the fact we are bankrupting the nation and to address the real solutions. i want to thank everybody for participating
Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the ones that are in afghanistan or in libya. but one of our own, this is very difficult. >> president obama issued this statement shortly after holding talks with the prime minister of new zealand. >> i want to make a note, we were discussing the fact that there has been a bombing in norway. as well as a shooting. we don't have an affirmation yet, but i wanted to extend my condolences to the people of norway. it is a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring. and we have to work cooperatively together. intelligence in terms of prevention, these kinds of horrible attacks. >> this is a bbc news. still ahead, much more on the dramatic events in norway. stay with us. the journalist with the norwegian state broadcaster gave us the details about the attack on the summer camp. >> these are reports coming out now, unconfirmed reports. the shooter might be one of several. he had a blond hair and seems like a scandinavian. that is information that goes directly against everything that we believe, that there was a foreign terror
Jul 28, 2011 12:30am PDT
for this to end. >> this is newsday on the bbc. i am in singapore. >> i am in london libya has condemned britain's decision to expel all of colonel khadafy's lipitor -- diplomats after recognizing the transitional council as the libyan government. >> norway has launched an independent inquiry into friday said the attacks. >> let's get more on that story now. thomas edgar was one of the first journalist on the scene after last friday's mass killing on the island. he says police reacted relatively quickly, despite criticism of their response time. >> there seems to be a lot of tension, especially among the journalists. in my opinion, they had two options. one was to wait for the helicopters being scrambled from one of the army bases, which was outside of oslo, then to get a pickup point, load their gear, flight to the island, etc. or they could go directly to the island, which is approximately 35 kilometers outside oslo. what police have been repeatedly saying house -- the last couple of days is that they made the right decision. they just jump in the car and made their way to the island and were
Jul 24, 2011 10:00am PDT
with libya because it feels like the stalemate continues, but can it just keep going on forever? >> i don't think so. i actually think we are moving slowly toward a resolution, but i think when you think about libya, you have to ask yourself constantly where would we have been if we hadn't intervened? the answer is gadhafi would have crushed the opposition. there would have been a clear example of how to do that by force, and the u.s. would have stood by notwithstanding appeals from the entire arab world which would have sent signals to yemen, to syria, that would be much worse. >> i don't buy that. first of all, that same exact thing you said played out in bahrain and nobody cared. although what happened in libya, and we are moving towards something else, no one has any clue at this point what the something else is. i agree with you that the stalemate will ultimately end and ultimately gadhafi will go. that's only going to be the start of the interesting questions and frankly a lot of the problems. this is going to last a lot longer and get a lot more complicated than anyone is predictin
Jul 5, 2011 9:00am EDT
tim pawlenty's new tv ad. >>> in a week, the senate takes its first vote this afternoon on libya. it's something nobody wants to talk about. after 15 weeks of bombing, there's no end to the stalemate. signs of friction within the nato coalition. how this vote goes, what happens today, what amendments get on there over the week? this could actually be the newsier topic of the week more so than the debt deadline, but we're going to go to the deadline. it's on everybody's mind. as we know, the first order of business is going to be the procedural vote on libya. with me now, vermont independent senator, senator sanders. i want to talk about your plan on deficit reduction, but i want to start with libya. how are you going to vote on the libya resolution? >> i'm going to take a hard look at it. i've never been terribly enthusiastic in america involvement in libya. we're spending a huge amount of money on two wars. we're taking casualties. enough is enough. >> you heard the president last week, he was basically arguing that this does not go near the war powers act. that the war powers act,
Jul 7, 2011 10:00am EDT
military engagements in iraq, afghanistan, and now libya. i speak of the need also of a new smart security to keep america safe. today will be my 399th speech. i look forward to reaching number 400 next week, and i will continue this until my last day as a member of congress, which gives me approximately 18 months, 1 1/2 years, time to bring our troops safely home. during this week, the week that the house is debating the appropriations, i thought it would be fitting to focus on more spending, on the staggering costs that taxpayers are being asked to bear for our military occupation. $10 billion a month is a lot of money, and that's the price tag for the privilege of continuing to wage a 10-year war against afghanistan. $10 billion a month. the american people who are writing that check have a right to ask and to get answers to some very important questions. where is that money going and what exactly is it accomplishing? what are we getting for our $10 billion a month? are we more secure here at home? is the afghanistan central government introducing the rule of law? have we not already de
Jul 3, 2011 10:00am EDT
in his direction on this. the debate over libya really shows the influence of ron paul in the republican party. >> libya is supposed to be on the senate floor next week. you said you'd like to filibuster would it ever is on the floor to bring up the debt. does that mean you would filibuster a move to bring the libyan resolution to the floor? >> i have been one of the most vocal in the senate for debating libya and bring it to the floor. i wanted to bring it to the floor when it was still within the realm of law. the president had evaded the war and showed utter disdain for the constitution and congress. it is not good to tell the american people that it is not a war because we're not shooting back. we have already missed all the deadlines. we were not supposed to be in session at all next week. libya would have had to occur the following week. we insisted by coming back next week to talk about the debt and we want to put up a proposal. we'll actually introduce a proposal to raise the debt ceiling contingent on a balanced budget next week. i did libya can wait another week. >> what is yo
Jul 21, 2011 2:30pm PDT
lifeline for greece's debt ridden economy. paying a heavy price in libya. rebel forces are keeping up the fight, but now it is losing their commanders are trying to prevent. >> having fired the imagination of a generation, its place in history is secure. the space shuttle pours into -- pulls into port for the last time. >> the shuttle atlantis touches down for a final time. welcome to our viewers in -- on pbs in america. after frantic emergency meetings in brussels, eurozone leaders have just announced a second rescue package for the greek economy. but economic woes stretch much further than greece. the very stability of the euro is being called into question. for answers, we could go to the bbc correspondent in brussels. james, what exactly has been agreed? >> the leaders of the eurozone believe they have turned the corner tonight and have put in place what they believe is a credible rescue package for greece, and also won the believe will strengthen vulnerable economies and the entire euro project. in greece, with private sector involvement, they believe they have substantially redu
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> and -- tonight the uprising in libya is at the middle of a mother's search. her son disappeared in the first days of the struggle. she has traveled to the other side of the globe but won't give up until she brings him home. finding uprising to overthrow gadhafi in libya, tear apart a baltimore mother and her son. an independent journalist now at the center of an international mystery. mcdike is an adventurer who usually left his home to explore the middle east. this spring he felt a calling to witness history when the libyan people were trying to overturn the government. he fearlessly headed straight to the action. >> not only is he witnessing it, he's in the middle of someone elses war. >> reporter: the last time she heard his voice was on march 12. he told her he was headed from benganzi to brega and he would call the next day. frank tick sharon called matthew's cell phone 30 times a day. finally someone picked up and it was a man with an arabic accent not her son. >> i told him, why do you have my son's voice. he said i hope you find your son and he hung up. >> reporter: matthew seems to
Jul 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
university. >>> and a family relieved this morning after they find out their son missing in libya formonths has been found alive. we will have details on the plans for the possible rescue. >>> we trust our police officeers to protect us and help us when things get out of hand. i am linda so. why one baltimore city cop is accused of violating that trust on the job. >> all that is straight ahead on this july 22nd, it's friday, the weekend is upon us. good morning, maryland, i am charley vowson. megan is off -- shall crowson, megan is off. justin berk is back in house. maybe the bearer of bad news justin because a lot of people are looking forward to the weekend. but it may be a warm one. >> and maybe you like the bears we should be considering hibernating. if you have air conditioning, stay in downs and if not, find a spot. the city running higher and 90s surrounding the region. the heat dome is here. excessive heat warning. morning temperatures in the 80s or hasn't left the 80s. another 100 plus heat day. 82 in baltimore and easton. and hagerstown. when we calculate the dew point, the true m
Jul 5, 2011 8:00pm EDT
pulled a vote on libya from the floor to allow the senate to focus on the debt crisis. what does that say about the productivity of congress? that's coming up. >>> and after casey anthony is acquitted of murdering her daughter, both the defense and prosecution criticize the media for their handling of the trial. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. years ago, my mother taught me. and over the years, i've taught my family. we've created so much here together. so when my doctor said that over those years my high cholesterol was contributing to plaque buildup in my arteries, i listened. and that's why i'm fighting my cholesterol with crestor. [ male announcer ] when diet and
Jul 6, 2011 3:00am EDT
on libya from the floor to allow the senate to focus on the debt crisis. what does that say about the productivity of congress? that's coming up. >>> and after casey anthony is acquitted of murdering her daughter, both the defense and prosecution criticize the media for their handling of the trial. >>> coming up, plan to require an authorization to use u.s. forces over libya can't even get to the floor. >>> and what the casey anthony verdict says about the judicial verdict says about the judicial system in america. you may be going up, but those roots are bringing you down! try root touch-up by nice 'n easy. to extend the life of your color. nice 'n easy has 50% more shades, so you can find your seamless match. with root touch-up by nice 'n easy. our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents! biddly-boop. [ male announcer ] if you find a lower rate on a room you've booked, we won't just match it. we'll give you $50 towards your next trip. [ gnome ] it's go time. >>> today the senate was scheduled to debate a resolution authorizing the limited use of u.s. arme
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
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Jul 24, 2011 10:00pm EDT
quickly on libya which you may have questions later, i keep thinking will hold a bn war was a set up to eliminate the arguments in my book so i know that is not true by one of the biggest reasons is standardization. we always said ultimately nato people can fight together. the reading last week said people were running out of the laser-guided bombs. but guess what? the british and french aircraft because we thought if nothing else to do all of these things to switch figures the u.s. navy invited me a couple of years ago to watch carrier operations that is some outfit. but i was having dinner with the executive officer who pretty much runs the ship and on the other side the commander of the fighters god. probably the 14 year or 12 year age difference so i asked the executive officer, what do you think about nato? my wife had gotten used to be turning to anybody what do you think of nato? and he gave me a picture about nato how we could never do without it. this is the anchor of western security and over dessert i asked exactly the same question to the attack squadron if he says you ha
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
hands off my medicare. >> let me change the subject. i want to ask about libya. on the one hand it is unbelievable to me this president of all presidents in the aftermath of the bush administration managed to embroil us in a new work before completing the two wars we are currently involved in. on the other hand this is a different kind of war. is being waged in the name of multilateralism, in the name of humanitarianism and protecting citizens. is this a war we should support? is it a war at all? >> libya is fascinating. i think it is the most dangerous war the united states has ever been involved in. what you are beginning to see in libya is thanks to technology the ability of the united states to go to war without putting any american lives at risk, that we can launch tomahawk missiles and sent in credited rhones. involves no boots on the ground. when you look at what keeps a nation from going to work it is the sense that you have to put blood and treasure on the line. you have to send americans into harm's way. if we are able to go to war without putting any blood in the proc
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
europeans. just quickly on libya, which you may have some questions on later , you know, i keep thinking that this whole libyan war was set up for the argument. i know that is not true. one of the biggest reasons for nato is standardization. we have always said ultimately nato, people can fight together, standards. well, reading last week that the nato allies were running out of laser-guided bombs. well, we have plenty of them. this big american carrier. guess what? they don't fit on british and french attack aircraft. i was stunned to learn that because i thought, if nothing else, we have been practicing. you know, doing all these things. i'm going to switch gears and go to you, but out tell you, this idea came from, the u.s. navy invited me a couple of years ago to watch carrier operations. i was on board one of our atomic nuclear power carriers. that is somehow fit, how tell you. what they do on those carriers is just out of this world. i was having dinner. on one side of me -- this will be meaningful to the west point cadets, the executive officer pretty much runs his ship. on the ot
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
their first direct talks with libya's leadership since our "not" war began in libya four months ago. i am thinking days, not weeks, remember? the state department officials say they traveled to tunisia over the weekend to deliver a message, get what it was? muammar qaddafi must go. they have been saying that are for a full month and that has not happened. but, libyan officials calling it as a first step to a dialogue. and now our guest, p.j. crowley. "a significant first step," sounds so neat. >>guest: that is the libyan strategy to have the conversations with the united states and other countries and decide and weaken the will that is behind the ongoing nato operation. i think it is appropriate for the united states to deliver the message to the people, the united states has not changed its view the last several days has recognized the transitional national council as the legitimate government of libya and will provide that entity more support to potentially put aside muammar qaddafi's leadership. >>shepard: you would note guess, i guess, four months ago, that you could bomb every muamma
Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
with an american businessman convicted of sex offenses. in libya, the commanders of opposition forces deny that there are human rights abuses. pull filed this report. >> libya's rebels are paying a heavy price for freedom. they won't even nato's help. commanders know how damaging it will be. there has been living in towns captured by rebels. in the western mountains, they are taking steps to deal with the problem. they are warning fighters not to lose. forces loyal to the regime, the inhabitants have fled. five bodies were discovered in government uniforms. they had been done and underground water tank. the images are too graphic to show. what was decapitated and another one stretch from the waist down. they also ordered local drivers not to take journalists here. they have been bulldozed over. the rebels say that if something happens to them after they were captured, there were no firm conclusions. it just a lot of questions. >> a question from the senior commander here. we're not against the journalists taking pictures. sometimes the media go to places without an escort. sometimes the pu
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
about the meeting. >> from the american side, the u.s. ambassador to libya until this crisis blew up in february, together with a senior state department official from the region -- they were the representatives of the united states. we do not know who was at the meeting from the libyan side. we do not know who called the meeting. we do have a rundown from state department officials in washington. they say a clear, firm, and unambiguous message was delivered to the libyans from the americans. that message, they say, was that the only way forward in libya, the only way out of the libyan situation, was for colonel gaddafi to step down. that is the message to the americans took. >> that is the washington side of things. do you have any implications of how libya is seeing this? >> the libyan government spokesperson has been talking quite warmly about the meeting, saying it was a positive first step on the road to repairing relations between the countries. the americans beg to differ. they said this was a one off meeting for one purpose, to say gaddafi has to step down. one thing i think
Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
roads. military commanders in western libya say they are waiting for an uprising in the capital tripoli before they make their final push to capture the city. , who is in the west that the rebel movement has made the fastest progress against the gaddafi loyalists. we have a report now from the mountains in western libya. >> this. , the magnificent mountain range overlooking the plane that leads to the gaddafi stronghold of tripoli. from this point, according to our gps, tripoli is only 52 miles away, close enough for this rebel commander to get a mobile telephone signals of began to talk to this family. at present, the villages here have mostly been abandoned during the fighting of the last few weeks. the rebels cleared the gaddafi troops out of here fast. this is the heartland of the libyan people, who for decades, the gaddafi regime has stand down hard on their language and culture, but now, they're strange alphabet is making a comeback in the streets. the rebel gains feel permanent. the gaddafi forces seemed to be too weak and dispirited to recapture this territory. the number two in
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
on trial. in libya, the fighting continues, but the main opposition group was given a demand -- diplomatic boost. the united states recognizes the rebels as the governing authority. the announcement came from istanbul, where secretary of state hillary clinton is meeting with other leaders. for more on the potential impact of this move, i spoke with the bbc state department correspondent. what exactly does this mean? >> it is quite significant. it will give the transitional council of libya, the libyan opposition group, a much-needed diplomatic and identity boost beyond what they have received so far. but crucial to that is they will be able to receive the frozen assets of the libyan government. some of that money is badly needed by the libyan opposition groups because they are in charge of territory in libya and they need to be able to be a functioning authority there. there need to be services with the municipalities and so on. that will enable countries like the united states to start unfreezing some of those assets and start giving them money. >> why has it taken the u.s. so long to com
Jul 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT
at a summer camp. gavin hewitt, bbc news, norway. >> in libya, the efforts to find a deal to end the civil war which has stretched on for months now intensified today as a u.n. envoy arrived in tripoli for talks. countries, including britain and france, appear to be shifting their stance on whether muammar gaddafi has to leave the country. from tripoli, our correspondent reports. >> he is still the biggest man in libya. nato has bombed colonel gaddafi for months, but the leader and his supporters just will not go away. william has now followed rebels in suggesting that if he gives up power, he may be able to stay inside his own country, but the government says no. >> with due respect, he cannot decide on behalf of the libyan people. what is important to us is what is important to us, not what william decides. >> and these pictures give us an idea of the defiance of colonel gaddafi. there was the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing, still alive, almost two years after he was sent home from scotland with terminal cancer. al-megrahi. we found more of this supporters on the front line with the
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explosives didn't. we believe the proposed acquisition of bskyb by news corporation would benefit both companies, but it is too difficult to progress in this climate. that adverse comment, protests outside par
Jul 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
journalist missing in libya has been spotted. he may be inside a prison hundreds of miles from where he disappeared. more developments and the search for matthew van dike. >> reporter: that news today from his mother sharon. we spoke with her just before she boarded a plane. >> i received an e-mail from an international aid organization. matthew is in prison in libya. he's 700 miles from where he was when he was captured. >> reporter: matthew disappeared march 13th. he had been drawn to the turmoil to document history. knowing her son was a seasoned traveler in the middle east sharon never gave up. she even traveled overseas. >> you are on a mission to find your son no matter what. >> he's a person that has a mother that cares about him. i. >> reporter: sharon has contacted the u.s. state department to give them the new information about matthew. right now he's among several americans missing in libya. the state department is following the lead. he introduced a resolution calling on libya to free matthew and all captured allies. >> we will use the allies to try to help have him released
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
sunday morning. >> reporter: missing in libya, a baltimore family's desperate search to find their son. matthew vandyke's story just ahead on eyewitness news. >>> it's summertime, lots of crab cakes, and wjz wanted to see your crazy crab photos. go to to see the slide show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> plan on going down to the game, the indians and orioles, first pitch 1:35, the food drive, 83 degrees, a clear and comfortable afternoon. 92 on monday, 92 tuesday, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 94, 98 and 100 the forecast highs for wednesday, thursday and friday. >>> more unrest in libya as nato fighters continue to bomb gadhafi's forces. jets destroyed a military storage facility and other targets near tripoli. this is days after key international players recognized libya's rebel leadership as the country's legitimate representative. >>> the situation is in libya is testern at the one of one local mother's search. her son a baltimore journalist disappeared during the first week of the struggle 122 days ago. the another traveled to the other side of the globe trying to b
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on the administration to stop bombing in libya. they say money spent on bombs should instead go towards jobs here in the u.s. supporters of the u.s. action in libya also showed up praising nato and the u.s. >> another high profile meeting to hammer out a budget deal is set for sunday night at the white house. the president will meet with congressional leaders from both parties. the treasury department says a deal on raising the debt limit must be reached by august 2. >> while they say everything is bigger in texas, how about a baby born at a whopping, and i say whopping 16-pounds. a woman in long view gave birth to a very big boy delivered by c-section. staffers say he's the biggest baby ever born at the hospital. >> wow. this is really going to be big. all i could see was big cheeks. >> the doctor said he was going be about 12, but when they pulled him out, it was a different story. >> other than a little trouble breathing, he is healthy and very, very big. >> well one baseball fan steals the show at a recent mariners game, the thrilling dance that had the crowd on its feet coming up next.
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on this. the debate on libya shows the influence of ron paul and the republican party. you have majorities or near majorities to say the president is wrong for going to war without congressional authority. >> speaking of libya, that is going to be on the senate floor next week. you said you would try to filibuster whatever is going to be on the floor to bring up the debt. does that mean you would filibuster and move to bring the libya legislation to the floor? >> i have been one of the most vocal in the senate about bringing libya to the floor. i wanted to bring it to the floor when it was still within the realm of a law. now the president has evaded the law and says it's not really a war and has shown utter disdain for congress, butter disdain for the constitution. he has the gall to tell the american public that it's not a war because they're not shooting back. i think people see that and are concerned with the person that will so manipulate the facts to say fighting and bombing is not war. we have already missed all the deadlines. what i am saying is we were not supposed to be in sessio
Jul 5, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the substance. i want to ask you about libya. there is a procedural vote the first step on the kerry-minnesota cane resolution on libya what do you see there? >> it's around 5:30 p.m. today. it really is a procedural vote on the mccain-kerry libya resolution which says for one year the u.s. should allow -- there should be force in libya, u.s. backed force with no ground troops. to one democratic aide said they really don't know how this vote the going to come come out. there is speculation that you can see an interesting sort of bedfellows of very pro military republicans and democrats. but also some deficit republicans saying it's a waste of money and some dove liberals saying we don't want to be engaged in libya. no idea if this resolution will pass. >> it's rare that they have a vote on something so important libya where you can't really figure out which side the lining up and how the vote's going to go. thanks. >> take care. >> we'll be following it with you. >>> and turning back to the battle of the budget, both sides are look for leverage in the ongoing stand off over the debt
Jul 3, 2011 9:30pm EDT
nor forward-leaning. just as the people of egypt, tunisia, libya, syria, and elsewhere see a chance for a better life of genuine freedom, the leaders of radical islam see a chance to rise political turmoil into power. the united states has a vital stake in the future of this region. we have been presented with a challenge as great as any we face in recent decades. and we must get it right. the question is -- are we up to the challenge? my answer is of course we are. if we're clear about our interests and guided by our principles, we can help steer events in the right direction. our nation has done this in the past. at the end of world war ii, in the last decade of the cold war, in the most recent war on terror and we can do it again. but president obama has failed to formulate and carry out an effective and coherent strategy in response to these events. he has been timid, slow, and too often without a clear understanding of our interests. our clear commitment to our principles and parts of the republican party now seem to be trying to outbid the democrats in appealing to isolationis
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